Cubs Return To Early-Week Form

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cubs Return To Early-Week Form

. Friday, May 29, 2009

Why, in the times we needed you the most, has there been only one set of footprints in the sand?

Randy Wells has been a bright spot this year.  Him, Scales (overall) and potentially Fox have been able to come up from Iowa and make contributions.  The shame is that Wells is now 0-2, with a 1.80 ERA (comparatively, I have the same record as a softball pitcher this season, but my ERA is 27.00 - take that Wells!).  After a brief stint of playing offense, the Cubs went back to their comfort zone of...not.  It's like going to a Creed concert.  Am I going to be lifted higher by this beautiful spiritual band or is Scott Stapp going to come on stage drunk, not perform any songs and then feel me up afterwards?  Be forewarned Cubs: Creed got sued for that!

Everyone is ducking for cover except that one woman, perfectly calm.  It's like she is in an Alanis Morrisette video.

With the exception of Bobby Scales, who got a one-run homer off of Wolf, the offense did what they do best, double-play balls and leaving runners stranded.  The Cubs actually had one more hit than the Dodgers, but also left 3 runners on in scoring position with 2 outs.  The only player in our line-up over .300 (excluding Fox) is Fukudome.  Almost everyone else is closely huddled around the .250 or below mark.  Those that know me know I am typically not the biggest fan of A-Ram, but we need him back.  I haven't even heard anything about him in a while, which can't be a good sign.    

Reed Johnson is not tickle-ish

All that being said, the beauty of baseball is that you don't have to wait long for redemption.  The $1,500 lighter Lilly is going today, and he has quite possibly been the ace of the staff this year.  Hopefully there is no umpire retribution for his choice words, and we can set off the weekend right with a win.  For those in the area (Wolfie, I know you live close-by), WAIW will be at Mayfest tonight for some German beers and, eventually, inappropriate jokes.  Come on out!


Bree said...

ohhhhh my god... the alanis video comment... well played, sir. well played.

from now on, i think i'll include the captcha in my comments...

* jazzler *

Angry Mike said...

No a fan of Aramis?